Position Statement Regarding Feeding the Unhoused in Houston Texas
Statement by the Board Regarding Feeding the Unhoused in Houston Texas
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston has a tradition from its beginning in Houston in 1914 of recognizing the worth and dignity of every person. As a result, we stand in solidarity with Food Not Bombs and the Texas Civil Rights Project in calling on the City of Houston to rescind or at least cease to enforce the ordinance passed in 2012 that is now being used to prevent not for profit organizations from feeding people at the Central Library downtown at McKinney St. We further call upon the City of Houston to use its resources to enhance the worth and dignity of its citizens by using resources to feed the hungry instead of prosecuting those that do. At least the City should not deter others from providing for the basic needs of its citizens.
Reverend Dr. Colin Bossen
Spoke at Houston City Council.
On Wednesday, January 17, Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen Spoke at Houston City Council regarding the feeding of unhoused on public property. The text to his statement can be read HERE.